Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Quotes

Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within there lies the power to persuade, there the life,--there, if one must speak out, the real man.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Just as the sand-dunes, heaped one upon another, hide each the first, so in life the former deeds are quickly hidden by those that follow after.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Deem not life a thing of consequence. For look at the yawning void of the future, and at that other limitless space, the past.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A wrong-doer is often a man that has left something undone, not always he that has done something.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Very little is needed to make a happy life.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Whatever happens it all happens as it should thou wilt find this true, if thou shouldst watch closely.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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